Tottenham vs Brentford (Tuesday, 19:45)
Spurs will be looking to secure a place in the Carabao Cup final when they square off with Brentford at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night.
I’ve already penned a separate match preview for this semi-final showdown which can be found here, but I’ve since identified a Bet Builder that makes appeal.
Tottenham have not won a trophy in over 12 years but Jose Mourinho has a fearsome reputation as serial winner and I fully expect the Portuguese to steer Spurs into the Wembley showpiece.
The Tottenham boss will almost certainly unleash his big hitters against Brentford and I suspect Thomas Frank’s second-tier troops will find Tottenham’s top-heavy attack too hot to handle.
With that in mind, I’m happy to back Tottenham to triumph but I’ll also add in under six match goals – a combination that has clicked in 13 of Spurs’ 16 victories this season.
Card-happy Mike Dean will be the man in the middle on Tuesday night – the Wirral-born whistler is averaging four cards per game this season – so a solitary card shouldn’t be too much to ask for during a cup semi-final.
Given that Mourinho managed teams tend to invite pressure from their opponents I’ll throw in over one Brentford corner to the recommended Bet Builder.
Tottenham have conceded two or more corners in all 16 of their Premier League matches this season and the attack-minded Bees should repeat the trick.
Finally, I’ll add in over one Tottenham corner to the same game multiple – Spurs are averaging 4.13 flag kicks per game this term – and it’s also worth noting that the above-mentioned Bet Builder has landed in each of the Londoners last three successes on home soil.
- Tottenham To Win, Under 6 Match Goals, Over 0 Match Cards, Over 1 Tottenham Corner & Over 1 Brentford Corner – Bet Builder – 4/5 (Bet 365)